Corn & Bean Salad

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Have you ever been trying so hard to lose weight you try so many different programs? That is definitely me!! Well, the one I keep coming back to is this plan**.  This time around I have lost 34 pounds in 11 months. Now that they have over 200 foods that are zero points I have made some recipes I may have stayed away from previously. How amazing is it that corn and beans are now zero points?!?!

This recipe came about because I have been trying to incorporate more veggies and protein into my diet.  I also wanted something quick and easy to assemble. That is the reason that I have included canned items.  The convenience of being able to just open a can and dump it in makes it so much easier to make this recipe. 

Quite frequently I will grill chicken breast (which is also zero points!) to dice up and mix with this recipe for a complete dish.  I have also been known to just get a bowl of this and either eat it by itself or use some tortilla chips (not zero points!) to scoop it up like salsa. 🙂 

When I was creating this recipe I felt like just putting everything in my bowl that it was still just lacking something. So seasoning of some sort was necessary. Since there was already onions and cilantro my logical direction was my taco seasoning! Between the red wine vinegar, lime juice, taco seasoning it really rounds out this dish.

You can use this as a side dish, salsa, green salad topping or mix it with another protein for a complete dish.

Who is excited to try this dish?

**People on the plan can expect to loose 1-2 pounds per week.

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Beckie Cochran, a Southern California native, has always had a passion for people and relationships. Growing up she had aspirations of becoming a youth pastor but quickly found herself to be too much of a social butterfly for college. She was working in the insurance industry when she met her husband, Bryan, on the internet in October 2004 they were married in May of 2005. She started working with her husband at the family business, until her husband had two back surgeries and they had their two children Attalia (7) and Nicodemus (5). They didn't want to raise their children in Los Angeles so they relocated to Flagstaff and built a house on Bryan's parents property in May 2014. Beckie works as a bookkeeper at her kids school part time and has an in home bakery. She also really enjoys socializing with friends, cooking, creating, and building a community of confident moms.